I hate HD - The death of computer monitors

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by Toyman, Feb 26, 2010.

  1. Toyman

    Toyman

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    Well, it's not that I hate HD, but what HD has done with computer monitors. It used to be that a good sized monitor (21" and above) had a vertical resolution of 1200.

    Now days, they're almost all 1080, to the extent that even new newegg has only about five 1920x1200 monitors. :steamed:

    Even then, they're pricing the 1920x1080 monitors at what the 1920x1200's used to be, then jacked up the prices of the 1920x1200's.

    This is retarded. Why is it that they all think we want computer monitors just to watch 1080 HD video without bars? It's a computer, things typically scroll up and down, so more vertical resolution means less scrolling, duh! Arrrrrrrgggggggg.

    Congratulations monitor manufacturers, instead of me buying 2 monitors from you, I'm buying NONE! :rofl:

    Good thing I already have a few monitors that are large! (I just wanted to replace a couple with wider ones)
     
  2. GIockGuy24

    GIockGuy24 Bring M&M's

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    I was shopping for a new TV and most people say that with 32 inch and smaller TV's the difference in 1080 and 720 can't really be seen in HD video. I thought I might use a small TV with one of my computers. There are still plenty of TV's with 720 resolution available. I don't know how well they work as computer monitors but it might be one way to get lower native resolution.
     

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    9mmXRAY IDPA MW2 GSSF

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    This is what I did...Just find a decent LCD monitor and turn it sideways... I found one that automatically detects the monitors horizontal position... if I want to scroll I turn it sideways... if I want to watch an HD movie... I rotate it back default. Its an unknown... basically unnamed brand from Akihabra, Japan with probably a mercury switch inside.
     
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    I like a good rant as much as the next guy but, I've been running dual or triple monitors since the 90s. 300 bucks was the standard price for a good 19" (.25dpi) or a low end 21" CRT (.26-28dpi) which would look decent at 1600X1200 ... which I always bought two of.

    Now I can get a 25.5" LCD which will look stunning at 1920X1200 at the same 300 dollar price.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236047

    I just don't see the gripe in this, particular, argument.

    I like dual LCDs a whole pant load better than CRTs, if for no other reason than the lack of a 15 degree difference in my office and my house.
     
  5. Toyman

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    Hmmm, Somehow I missed that one. I might have to look into that one. Thanks.

    BTW, it's $280 today only with promo code.
     
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    bamarammin87 h8tr

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    I've had this exact monitor for 10 months now, and let me tell you, its breathtaking. Running left 4 dead 2 maxed out with my overclocked 4870 1gb card at better than 1080p resolution is amazing. Other new games too, that's just one I like haha. Get it, I got mine on sale for 280 and would do it again in a heartbeat.
     
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